British Columbia QSO Party presented by Orca DX and Contest Club.

Hello Don and all CAARC members

Rebecca VA7BEC here, contest coordinator for the British Columbia QSO Party presented by Orca DX and Contest Club.

This email and the attached official invitation are for you to distribute to club members or acquaintances who might not get the invitation through direct emails from me or through reflector posts.

BCQP 2023 is the first weekend in February — Feb 4 & 5.

There are many coinciding events on the Feb 4-5 weekend. For anyone planning to play in several contests, download the handy same-weekend event schedule with required exchanges: 


There’s lots of other information to help make BCQP 2023 enjoyable. Follow links at for rules, multiplier list, FAQs, same-weekend event schedule, in-depth event analysis/reports and scores from past years, and examples of past photo-based certificates and plaques. (Photos are different every year… create a collection!) 


And if anyone has a question not answered there, I’m just an email away. 


Stay warm. Stay well. Stay safe. 
73 es GL

The next CAARC general meeting will be on Wed. February 15th at 7.00 PM.


Hi Everyone – Just a reminder about the upcoming CAARC General Meeting on Wednesday Feb 15th. 2023.   It will be at the Calder School at Sunnybrook Farm at 19;30.  The doors will open at 19;00.  You must be a paid up member to vote.   Memberships can be paid that night or by e-transfer to Garry at ve6cia at  

Hope to see you at the meeting!

Watch for an e-mail from VE6SND for details.

Florence Lippert Bishop VE6FLO

Florence Bishop, beloved wife of the late Alma “Ike” Bishop, passed on Thursday, December 29th, 2022 at the age of 77 years with her loving family by her side. Florence leaves to cherish her memory her stepsons, Lynn (Stacy), Mark, Donald, and Kevin (Corilee); son-in-law, Jon (Gloria) Kapeller; step son-in-law, Glen Ross; step daughter-in-law, Linda; brother, Larry (Tammy) Lippert; sister, Geri (Ed) Lanz; sister-in-law, Mary Lippert; brother-in-law, Stan (Ardene); sister-in-law, Janice Bishop; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, step grandchildren, and friends. Besides Ike, Florence was predeceased by her daughter, Marnys; her parents, Jacob and Hazel Lippert; brother, LaVern; stepdaughter, Colleen Ross; stepson, Rex; and brother-in-law, Ed Bishop. Florence was born and raised in Medicine Hat. She was employed by the Alberta Government Telephones for 31 years working in various places, with the last 22 years in Red Deer. She met her beloved Ike and they were married in 1986. Ike and Florence moved to Medicine Hat in 1996 and it was here that was home until the time of her passing. Florence loved holidaying with Ike, working with her hands doing various needle point; but mostly spending time with family and friends. She played organ for the church for many years and was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice for their care and kindness during this time. Florence was a quiet, kind, and giving lady and she will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on January 5th, 2023 from 12:00 to 12:55 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 7 Sierra Boulevard SW, Medicine Hat, AB, on Thursday, January 5th, 2023 at 1:00 pm with Bishop Wade Lanctot officiating. Family and friends are also welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to and joining the live webcast on the above date at 12:45 pm. The interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery following the funeral service. Memorial gifts in Florence’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, PO Box 460 STN K, Toronto, ON, M4P 9Z9 or to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 1 – 020 HRIF-East, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E1. Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Florence Bishop.
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Basic Ham Course Spring 2023

RAC Basic Qualification Amateur Radio Course: Spring 2023

CAARC Christmas pot luck dinner

There was a good turn out for the Christmas dinner on Dec 4.  Everyone enjoyed the great food and visiting. Thanks to all those who organized and prepared the food. Congratulations to Tiny VE6TIP for winning the Gizmo! We look forward to see what he adds for next year! Thanks to our new President Don VA6DFR for the pictures and video. 


Marvin VE6CJY presenting the gizmo to Tiny VE6TIP

November election results

The results of the November Annual General meeting are listed below. Congratulations to the new executive.

NEW CAARC Executive for 2022 – 2023

CAARC Executive for 2022-2023

President-Don  Keber  VA6DFR


Vice President– Greg McKinney,VA6GMC More >

World’s Smallest Moon Lander from Japan will Put Ham Radio Transmitter on the Moon

Check these links for some interesting reading about 10 new cubesats on the NASA Artemis 1 mission.



CubeSats on Artemis 1 to pursue bold missions in deep space, if they overcome battery concerns


Ham radio operator jumps in to help woman in Florida during Hurricane Ian

Ham radio operator jumps in to help woman in Florida during Hurricane Ian

Click this link  for the full story.